The Health Care Bill have been call by the Republicans as “Obama Care“ as if that is a negative. With this bill 30 million uninsured or under-insured citizens will be enroll in a Health Care plan. That’s a positive. I would like to clarify that misinformation about the mandate of this health care bill. By going to the Constitution.
ARTICLE 1. The Legislative, (lawmaking) BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT.
SECTION 8. Power of Congress.
3. “Congress has the power to regulate commerce (control trade), both foreign commerce (trade with another country) and interstate commerce (trade among the states).”
This health Care Bill was using Interstate Commerce Clause as a way to collect a penalty for the mandate of this bill. Since health care is not a commodity. It made the mandate in this bill unconstitutional for the Federal Government to collect money for this penalty as a commodity.
John Roberts, remove “commerce” from this Health Care Bill and replace it with a “tax,” which made this bill constitutional. Republicans call this raising taxes on American Citizens. Even though this mandate is a charge for individual Health Care Reform. Therefore this is not a tax. This mandate is penalty for those who choose not to enroll in a Health Care Plan.
For those who refer to this mandate as a tax. This is misinformation and is only about political gain for the republican party. This is an example of bad government, which is not always good for the people.
This Health Care Bill is now the law of the land. Upheld by the Supreme Court as
constitutional. We need to promote the benefits of this Health Care Bill. Good government is not base on politics but, on Constitutional Law. What I hear from dissenters are disrespect for the Constitution, the Supreme Court and a government of the people by the people and for the people. I would ask the republicans. Where is your respect for the Federal Government and it’s people? Which you took an oath to serve. You can’t serve all of the people under one party. You can only serve all of the people under one congress.
As in The Preamble.
5. “To promote the general welfare to help provide a higher standard of living for the people of the Unite States through better government.”
Those who speak of repeal, base on their assessment of the cost of the Affordable Care Act. They,(the republicans) are projecting hypothetical dollars as a short-term cost. But lack the reductions of the over all cost in the long-term health care plan.
You can’t project that cost before Affordable Care Act go into effect in full in 2014, 2015 and beyond. Those who speak of repeal don’t have a replacement of a Health Care Bill. They only have sound bites. Without any solutions for the uninsured or the under-insured. As in the Health Care Bill.
- Misinformation running rampant in the debate over ObamaCare (triblive.com)
- What’s Being Argued Today — A Summary for Layman (ken_ashford.typepad.com)
- The Battle Over Health Care(iflyf14.com)